Miss Rumphius Effect is giving us a fun challenge for the Monday Poetry Stretch this week. She says:
I was inspired by the titles of current and past winners and thought that together, they might make an interesting poem. So, let's try a modified cento this week. Using titles from your favorite books (or award winners, classics, etc.), create a poem.I've taken the Cybil short list titles that caught my ear and made them into a poem. Mind you, these are not necessarily my favorite books. I haven't even read most of them. I just like the way the titles sound together. Here's my poem:
What we need is courage;
a leap of faith. Four feet among
two sandals isn't enough.
Apology and forgiveness may give us
a crooked kind of perfect but
it's still in black and white.
A princess or a robot
could dream for a thousand days of
good masters and sweet ladies
in the land of silver apples.
Write: This is
the absolutely true
diary of a part time Chicken.
Bill Standish was standing here.
We are healing and tracing
the wounds. She is telling the story
of getting here.
One thousand days later
and here's a little poem. Red glass is growing
inside this egg; Let's go.
**My challenge to you, dear readers: the first commenter to name all the authors of these books will win two free books from my stack of ARCs picked up at ALA Midwinter. I'll give you a choice from a list of authors. Ready, set, Go!